The faculty of the department of anthropology at the University of Chicago has voted to express solidarity and support for the work stoppage and picket led by Graduate Students United (GSU). We urge the university administration to recognize GSU as the labor union of graduate student workers and enter into good-faith negotiations without delay.

We also call upon the administration to refrain from actions that may undermine our graduate worker colleagues’ rights to organize or their freedom of expression, including: retaliation against graduate workers or picketers; attempts to replace graduate student labor; efforts to track participation or non-participation in the action; or any threats thereof.

We encourage our faculty colleagues to join us in this stance.